vnc on sunos 4.1.4 with openwindows fonts (ie bldfamily not mkfontdir)
quentin "at" orl.co.uk
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 10:52:41 +0000
I don't know much about NeWS servers, so it may be that they don't use the
same sort of fonts as other X servers. My normal advice to people who might
have the wrong font path is to got to an X session that is working, type
'xset q', and then use the font path reported there in your vncserver
If that still doesn't work, then the easiest thing is probably to get a copy
of a standard X server, and use the fonts from that.
Dr Quentin Stafford-Fraser
The Olivetti & Oracle Research Lab
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk [mailto:owner-vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk]On
> Behalf Of McGlashan, Jim
> Sent: 16 June 1998 21:09
> To: 'vnc-list "at" orl.co.uk'
> Subject: vnc on sunos 4.1.4 with openwindows fonts (ie bldfamily not
> I have VNC running on just fine on my solaris 2.6 boxes and have
> everything on sunos 4.1.4 the problem is we must use the openwindows
> server on our suns. You may be able to guess where this is going.
> I continue to have font problems on the 4.1.4 boxes. Suns mkfontdir
> looks to be a no-op as it never makes the fonts.dir file.
> The question is has anyone make a patch to run vnc with the
> My config is as follows:
> Sunos 4.1.4 on a Sparc 20
> OpenWindows 3.0 with the following patches applied
> 100444-76 OpenWindows 3.0: OpenWindows V3.0 Server Patch 3000-124
> 100448-03 OpenWindows 3.0: loadmodule Patch
> 100452-72 OpenWindows 3.0: XView 3.0 Jumbo Patch
> 100478-02 OpenWindows 3.0: xlock patch
> 100512-05 OpenWindows 3.0: libXt CTE Jumbo Patch
> 100523-24 OpenWindows 3.0: Calendar Manager Patch
> 100899-03 OpenWindows 3.0: libX11 patch
> vncserver make the following call.
> Xvnc :1 -desktop 'X' -httpd /home/jmcglas/work/vnc/classes -auth
> /home/jmcglas/.Xauthority -geometry 1148x876 -rfbwait 120000 -rfbauth
> /home/jmcglas/.vnc/passwd -rfbport 5901 -fp /usr/openwin/lib/fonts/ -co
> and produces this log file
> $ cat /home/jmcglas/.vnc/darkstar:1.log
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Xvnc version 3.3.2
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Copyright (C) 1997-8 Olivetti & Oracle Research
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 See http://www.orl.co.uk/vnc for information about VNC
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Desktop name 'X' (darkstar:1)
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Protocol version supported 3.3
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5901
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5801
> 16/06/98 13:57:12 URL http://darkstar:5801
> failed to set default font path '/usr/openwin/lib/fonts/'
> Fatal server error:
> could not open default font 'fixed'
> + xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title X Desktop
> Error: Can't open display: darkstar:1
> my xstartup file is only starting a xterm
> $ cat /home/jmcglas/.vnc/xstartup
> #!/bin/sh -x
> xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop"
> Any pointers or help would be most welcome.